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Providing effective legal counsel and promoting equitable justice for the City of Saint Paul.

As the second-largest municipal law office in Minnesota, the Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office dedicates its time to representing and defending the city and its employees, departments, boards, and committees.  

Our Criminal Division prosecutes misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor-level crimes; our Civil Division provides sound legal advice and representation to city officials, departments, boards, and commissions; and our Civil Litigation Division represents the city in civil lawsuits in state, federal, and appellate courts.

Unfortunately, our office cannot provide legal counsel to our residents. To learn about legal resources that are available to you, we welcome you to explore our community legal resources page. 

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office is led by our City Attorney, Lyndsey Olson. 

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Who We Are and What We Do

Impacting the future of the City of Saint Paul through superior legal representation.

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office is a team of knowledgeable and talented attorneys who provide justice in criminal prosecution and give excellent legal advice to our city’s employees, departments, boards, and committees.

Our office cannot provide legal advice or representation to our residents. You may find information on legal representation and other resources on our community legal resources page.

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office is led by our City Attorney, Lyndsey Olson.

 

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Mission and Values

Seeking justice, balancing accountability and equity, and protecting the interests of the entire Saint Paul community. 

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office believes in and is passionate about our mission and values. With these two abiding principles, we hold fast to the law and to those who we work with and represent. 

Mission

We seek justice through law, balancing accountability and equity and building prosperity while protecting the interests of the entire Saint Paul community. 

Values

At the City Attorney’s Office, our values can be encapsulated by the word RISE. 

Respect

We maintain an inclusive culture that honors the rights and experiences of all, encourages dialogue, and fosters patience and humanity. 

Integrity

We act with courage and conviction and speak truth. We are accountable and faithful to the rule of law and professional ethics. 

Service to Community

We work to benefit the community by connecting and engaging with each other and all of Saint Paul. 

Excellence 

We strive for perpetual improvement, scholarship and intellectual curiosity, proactive collaborative solutions, in order to produce better results for the city. 

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Events

Celebrating our diverse and inclusive City of Saint Paul.

Throughout the year, city employees and residents work and celebrate together at community events all across Saint Paul. Whether it’s through community meetings, neighborhood gatherings, cultural celebrations or other events, we’re proud to be a part of a city that cares about its residents and its employees.

Events coming soon…

St. Paul Police Department’s Safe Summer Nights, weekly throughout the summer

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Job and Internship Opportunities

Making a difference in the City of Saint Paul

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office provides fulfilling careers and opportunities with a variety of responsibilities. Whether you’re seeking a position as an attorney, a law clerk, or wishing to be a part of our office’s support staff, you’ll find that everyone plays an important role on our team.

Current Job Openings

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Contact

Representing justice and law for the City of Saint Paul.

At the Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office, we cannot provide legal guidance or counsel to our residents. Rather, we represent the city and its employees, departments, boards, and committees in criminal, civil, and civil litigation cases. 

If you are in an emergency, please call 911

If you have questions about your case or another case  involving the City of Saint Paul, please call (651) 266-8710 or email us.

Location

400 City Hall 
15 Kellogg Blvd. West 
Saint Paul, MN 55102 

Parking and Transit 

Our office is located at City Hall in Downtown Saint Paul. Street parking is available nearby, as is ramp parking. Nearby ramps include the Landmark Towers Parking Ramp, The Lowry Garage, and Victory Ramp. 

We are located two blocks west from the Green Line Central Station. 

Last Edited: August 24, 2021